Sunday, July 26, 2015

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to “gossip”. In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members or Friends of HOLA who are getting acting, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.

Edison Carrera, shown at right, was named Actor of the Year by the Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey, as a result of his acting accomplishments and his service to the community. He will be presented as such in the Ecuadorian Parade in Newark, New Jersey on Sunday, August 9, 2015.

The Francisco Lupini Basagoiti short film Tú. Yo. Baño. Sexo. Ahora. (starring Francisco Fuertes and Mauricio Pitacontinues its journey on the film festival circuit, this time hitting the IV Festival de Cine La Otra Banqueta in July in Guatemala City, Guatemala; and the Birmingham SHOUT! LGBTQ Festival in August in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. For more information, click here.

2015 HOLA Awards recipient Héctor Luis Rivera, through his blog Héctor Luis Sin Censura, wrote about the 2015 HOLA Awards Announcement Ceremony, and in highlighting the events of the ceremony, Rivera, shown at left, mentioned a bunch of HOLA members. They include 2015 HOLA Awards honoree Andrea Navedo; 2015 HOLA Award recipients Pablo García Gámez, Soledad López and Julio Ortega; as well as Inma Heredia, A.B. Lugo and Raúl Rivera; and HOLA Board President Manolo García Oliva). To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here.

The Puerto Rico premiere production of David Mamet's Speed-the-plow (Jala la pala in Spanish) had one of its rehearsals profiled in a Photo Flash photo essay from Broadway World. The play, which is being directed by Luis Salgado and will star an all-HOLA member cast in Emmanuelle Bordas, Javier E. Gómez, and Éric-Dominique Pérez. The production will take place in August at the Corralón de San José in Viejo San Juan neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico. To see the photo essay, click here. [Shown above, at right, from left to right: Bordas, Pérez, Salgado, Gómez.]

If you are an HOLA member or a Friend of HOLA and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail. If you live in the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, why not join? If you live outside the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, you can find out more information on how to do so, by clicking here. If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one? 

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